God's Gift



I have a story to share.
It's a precious chapter of my life God has ever revealed.
It started with . . .




The Longing |
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Long before, I was trapped in the spell of the so called "playful love". I've been through heartaches,  been cheated and treated like I'm Ms. Nothing. I cried, yes I did! And God knows my pain so well. Each night I prayed for the perfect time of my Real Prince's coming. I prayed that it will be soon enough. That this Prince will be the man of God's heart. 

 This deep desire of my heart told me to never  give up on the possibility that he will show up one day. And even show a sign in my dreams.

And to my surprise he really showed up one night. The picture was obscure. His face was blurry. But I had this feeling
in my heart that he was the one I've been waiting for. 

In my dreams, I was walking in the street like I've been there many times when in fact it wasn't a familiar place to me.Then someone grabbed my hand, the way lovers do. I was shocked, but
when I saw that it was him, I knew by heart that I was really happy. So happy that I never wanted yet to be awakened. I still wanted to see the clearer picture. I still wanted to know his name. I still wanted to know where he came from. How this guy whom I never had a glimpse in my past captured my heart so perfectly. It's like my heart knows his heart.

However, that dream did not permit me to know him more. I woke up analyzing the meaning of it. And I saw a smile in my face.
                                                   
                                   I knew then God's gift is indeed coming very soon.





The Opinions |

When I couldn't contain the joy in my heart of the thought about God's answers I share it to my friends. They always listen to me. They are always supportive of my dreams. But they never fail to  include the possible consequences because they're afraid I might get disappointed if the result is not what I expected. Some of them had their share of opinions based on their own experiences. The comments were mostly:

  • Don't be too idealistic. Guys nowadays are so different from the old school.
  • Guys nowadays aren't the       sweet- romantic type.
  • They don't buy that love-letter writing and  serenading thing.
  • Only 3 out of 10 guys have the qualities you like in this generation. Just Pray for it.
Despite that, I never disregard my dream. I hold unto it and BELIEVE that a PRINCESS of God deserves a PRINCE. I keep on claiming it in my prayers. 

For God said, 


        "WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR IN PRAYER, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT AND IT WILL BE YOURS."
~Mark 11:24




The Meeting |

The meeting moment was when I attended this Parish Youth Day, which is annually celebrated by the Youth in our Parish. It was May 26, 2012 at the ECCS (East City Central School) covered court, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.

I was a Youth member of the Jesus Nazareno Parish, which is now known as the "Archdiocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene". Then God led me to this Powerpoint Ministry group (facebook page here) (founded by our Parish Priest/Rector Msgr. Rey Manuel S. Monsanto). I did face what God has layed for me. Then, it's where I found  loving and kind people whom I called family~ my PPT Family. There's also the Choir, the Psalmists, the Lectors, etc. They are more than willing to serve the Church. And I'm glad I had the chance to meet them.

The Nazareno Youth Organization or NYO is one of the choirs we have been coordinating with since I became a member of the Powerpoint Ministry up to the  present. I am familiar with their members and their schedules. And they were also invited in the event. 

So that's just an overview of how things goes ...

Here's the other side of the story....

Last August of 2011, a guy I called "Sabiko" (not his real name) had expressed his feelings for me and wanted to court me, but I wasn't ready that time. Considering the fact that someone broke -my- heart- into- pieces  before and it was one of his friends. 

But I believed in our friendship. And that i said to myself that maybe through it I could learn to fight the fear and open my heart once again. It was nearly 3 months before August 2012 - our friendship  anniversary.

However, as what my instinct was telling me ,  he did broke my heart, during the PYD event. How?

At the event. He was like avoiding me. And just as the event was about to end, I've learned that he has already found another girl which he never told me. I was blind at all. I did talk to him that time but he couldn't afford to even tell the truth and look me in the eyes. After the program, a friend confided me the truth. And I cried . . . .again. Then they were like serenading me at the back of the classroom but the pain i felt that time was deep.

I cried because of the thought that "LOVE always fails me". But I know deep inside there's this significant reason behind. Hence, I didn't gave up this  thing called "HOPE".

                                            

 When "the prince" was still invisible to my eyes, to my surprise he was in the photo taken by me during the PYD event.



                                                      So this is My story  . . .

Before my crying moment, this significant thing happened. After the Taize Prayer  we greeted all the participants. I found myself walking towards the NYO group. Ate Abby and  ate Matet were the ones I've shared my long time dreams long ago and they were one of the few people who adviced me to believe and pray. I had this feeling that they're not merely acquaintances but friends to me. 

I greeted them and greeted this strange guy. "Unsa gani to imong name kuya?" He said, "ai kanang Kenneth diay" and shaked my hand.  After greeting all of them I went back to my group.


I  completely had no idea that after that moment HIS world had Changed. Just when He prayed for the  chance to meet me. God answered His prayers just in time when the lights were turned on and that scene stated above, happened. 

 And that was the part of HIS STORY. 



So someone had my heart broken while 
He found JOY  and INSPIRATION in finally knowing me.






The Introduction |

He added me up in the known social networking site "Facebook" , 4th of June, 2012. And there we started to get to know each other through chat. We found out we're similar   in many things.  Then he asked for my number and texted me. And as the days passed he never failed to text me and make me laugh.



He sometimes phoned me while playing his guitar. He has a great voice and he plays the guitar so well. He also plays  piano, drums, beat box and bass guitar (he's the bass guitarist of TJ MONTERDE, way back). 


...MUSIC PLAYS A  BIG PART IN OUR STORY.





The Gift |


It was my day the 9th of June, 2012. He was the first person who greeted me. He asked if we could meet. Then I told him to be at church by 6pm. I didn't t tell him I was gonna attend the mass.

 When I came there, he appeared before me and I was surprised of his gift. I was really amazed by it and by the effort he has put unto it. I was deeply  moved. 


I was moved by the thought that "how can someone I've formally known for only a week do such effort for me. So generous and thoughtful of him".

So we attended the mass. He seated beside me, I could still remember it's  approximately 12 inches away from me. What astonished me was the Lord's Prayer part, I felt his hands, its trembling and really cold.   

I didn't know he has feelings for me long before I've known him, as long as ... 2008, when I was still in College 3rd year. 

Then I prayed, as I normally do, in my prayer I asked the Lord to reveal the Man of His heart for me, sooner  in His perfect time.  Not knowing that the person beside me could be The One.

Days have passed. Things from past lives were unfold. And we were amazed how God coordinated most of our actions and thoughts. Even before I knew he existed.




June 17, 2012 -

It was the first Sunday we attended mass together, the first red roses he gave me, and the first time he confessed everything about his feelings for me.  
             








We both witnessed how destiny paved the way for us. Our prayers were answered. Signs were visible. "There was "A THOUSAND YEARS and FOREVERMORE". 

       
my message for him:  MY PRINCE :


SO THAT IS GOD'S WAY OF MAKING OUR ROADS TOO NARROW THAT WE HAPPENED TO BUMPED AT EACH OTHER AT CHURCH TWICE, 
WITHOUT ME EVEN NOTICING IT WAS YOU.  
(That was months before May 2012 - the P.Y.D.)

I  ONLY KNEW IT WHEN YOU TOLD ME ON THE  DAY WHEN YOU PERSONALLY
REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME.





AMAZINGLY, UNEXPECTEDLY, SURPRISINGLY, YOU ARE GOD'S GIFT TO ME.
THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY LIFE.



By God's grace we made it official on the 7th of December, 2012.


Together, we will praise and thank the Heavenly Father for what He has done for us,
 all the days of our lives.


And we will proclaim His goodness in all the world.


~forever loving you~
your- sweetest- love -princess


That was the beginning of a beautiful love story God has ever written in my life. I never thought it could be so beautiful. It's way more beautiful than expected. God never fails indeed Love never fails, in God's perfect time. Indeed,


"HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN HIS OWN PERFECT TIME." ~Ecclesiastes 3:11~

"ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU BELIEVE"
~Mark 9:23~






~princess-angel-em~

2 Comments

  1. wow so nice... so this is it jud diay...mao naa diay jud ning whole story hahahah.. booom... nice gel gikilig ko... naaaakz... ahahahah .... unta mabasa pod ni ni dudez... hahahah (i know for sure basahon jud ni niyqa) ^_^

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  2. basa na gani... ;-) speechless.... :-$

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